Gasperini convinced Atalanta attack can shock Bayer Leverkusen

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Gasperini convinced Atalanta attack can shock Bayer Leverkusen
Gasperini convinced Atalanta attack can shock Bayer Leverkusen
Gasperini convinced Atalanta attack can shock Bayer LeverkusenFlashscore
Gasperini says qualifying for next season's Champions League has given his players an extra boost ahead of the Dublin showdown.

Reaching the Champions League on Sunday was a massive step, and one that allows us to fully concentrate on this final now," Gasperini said at his pre-match presser.

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It was certainly very positive, but the overriding feeling is one of anticipation, in the sense that we believe we have prepared everything we need to prepare for. Now we wait to do battle.

(Gianluca) Scamacca has massively evolved over the last few months, not just in terms of goals. Having him available in a match like the one against Juventus would have been massively important. Also because we don't have any similar alternatives in that role.

Everyone will be there tomorrow. He (Scamacca) will be there, (Ademola) Lookman will be there, (Charles) De Ketelaere will be there, the attacking department is complete, and so, we can prepare for 90 minutes or more."

Asked if they're in the right shape for the clash, Gasperini declared: From a mental and psychological point of view, yes. Even more so having secured Champions League football on Sunday.

Personally, I'm really disappointed that we won't have De Roon there, because of his value to us on the pitch. He deserved a final. He's given so much to Atalanta, I'm sorry to lose him for our most important match.

It's not easy when you play every three days for three months, and having to always perform to your fullest. We've played a lot of matches, in a positive way, but we still have regrets over our game against Juventus, which was not one of our better performances. But now there's another game, another final, another trophy."